CEO Corner is a monthly feature where former CEO of the Year winners and finalists share their perspectives.

Companies are facing unprecedented change during the pandemic. What temporary changes have been made in your organization that may become permanent?

Melanie Corn, president, Columbus College of Art & Design:

CCAD opted to focus on remote learning and working for the fall semester. Our creative faculty have risen to the challenges this generated for a studio-based arts education. The move online hastened our adoption of a number of collaborative work and educational tools that we will continue using.

While we are eager to return to campus, some classes are working quite well online, and some staff positions can continue to effectively work remotely. Our future will be a hybrid one where we focus on preserving our on-campus space and face-to-face interactions for when they can make the most impact.

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